Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
  2. (noun, act) abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)
  3. (noun, act) presentation to view in an open or public manner
  4. (noun, act) the act of exposing film to light
  5. (noun, artifact) a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  6. (noun, attribute) vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain
    they died from exposure
  7. (noun, cognition) aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
  8. (noun, communication) the disclosure of something secret
  9. (noun, quantity) the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate
  10. (noun, state) the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    his exposure to ridicule

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Exposure

photo, photograph, pic, picture, vulnerability

Origin of the word Exposure

  1. c.1600, "public exhibition," from expose (v.) + -ure. Sense of "situation with regard to sun or weather" is from 1660s. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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